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inner thigh swelling, lipoma?

i noticed a lump on my right upper thigh, just lateral to the bikini line on the inner surface, 1month back. it was about 1X0.8cm in size. it is under the skin. no redness or bruising appearance. it then decreased in size a little and now increased 3 days back to about 1.5X2 cm.. it seems sphrical, slightly firm but not hard. i shave there. skin seems immovable aver it when i tried pinching and slipping the skin over it. it is now tender on palpation. i am sexually active though we both are and have always been just each others partners. please help. and also do tell me if any tests performed may reveal the absence of hymen. thank you
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replied October 23rd, 2010
Welcome to ehealthforum.
The ‘lump’ that you described indicates possibility of it being a lymph node swelling (inflamed nodes) due to history of shaving and possible infections. Chronic pelvic infections can also lead to appearance of such lumps which do not have skin free to move above them. Recent tenderness in the lump could indicate acute inflammation. Visit your doctor for examination and tests to see what could be causing it. A biopsy or FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) will be needed to see the cell type of the lump for diagnosis and further management.
The examination of vagina will reveal the changes in hymen (type, rupture, remnant etc).
Take care.

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replied March 6th, 2012
Get it checked/confirmed that it's a benign fatty tumor (lipoma).

If it is a lipoma, doctors don't seem to know what to do for treating it, other than outpatient surgery.... which I've done for 20+ lipomas over the years.

But over the last month, I read a bunch, and found that Dandelion Root tea seems to help reduce/soften the lipomas quite a bit!

And I've only used the tea for 1 month. So I'll continue using it, so hopefully it will reduce the lipomas to the point where they're not noticeable.
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